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Hard Choices
Hard Choices
by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Hillary Clinton's candid reflections about the key moments during her time as Secretary of State, as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.... (read more)

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A Fighting Chance
A Fighting Chance
by Elizabeth Warren
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An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesnt As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an... (read more)

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Woman Behind New Deal : Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins - Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage (09 Edition)
Woman Behind New Deal : Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins - Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage (09 Edition)
by Kirstin Downey
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“Kirstin Downey’s lively, substantive and—dare I say—inspiring new biography of Perkins . . . not only illuminates Perkins’ career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt’s character.” &mdash... (read more)

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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
by Blaine Harden
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The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped. North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as... (read more)

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
by Herbert P Bix
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In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Bix offers the first complete look at the enigmatic leader whose 63-year reign ushered Japan though war into the modern world. 16 page photo insert.... (read more)

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Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
by Leymah Gbowee and Carol Mithers
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WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE In a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia’s women together — and together they led a nation to peace. As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian... (read more)

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Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence
Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence
by Denise Kiernan
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In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence—yet how many of them do we actually remember? Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group... (read more)

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X
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Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace
Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace
by Leon Panetta
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When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, I was thrilled, but I did not presume it meant anything for me. I was seventy years old and retired from government service, running the Panetta Institute in Monterey with my wife, Sylvia. So it was... (read more)

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The Last Lion, Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone 1932-1940
The Last Lion, Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone 1932-1940
by William Manchester
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Alone is the second volume in William Manchester's projected three-volume biography of Winston Churchill, The Last Lion, the first volume of which was critically acclaimed: Manchester has such control over a huge and moving narrative, such... (read more)

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Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
by Nelson Mandela
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These are riveting memoirs of one of the great moral and political figures of our time, an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his... (read more)

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Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
by Seth Rosenfeld
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Ronald Reagan and his apologists have always claimed that he never pointed the finger at a single individual in his dealings with American clandestine agencies. But as Seth Rosenfeld makes clear, thanks in large part to the 20 years of lawsuits he... (read more)

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Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush
Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush
by Molly Ivins
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When it comes to reporting on politics, nobody does it smarter or funnier than bestselling author Molly Ivins. In Shrub, Ivins focuses her Texas-size smarts on the biggest politician in her home state: George Walker Bush, or "Shrub," as Ivins has... (read more)

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Infidel
Infidel
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Ali's memoir Infidel reveals an extraordinary woman who survived a harrowing early life, fled to the Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage, and was elected to that country's Parliament before death threats landed her under 24-hour guard. Not every... (read more)

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My Life : an Attempt At an Autobiography (07 Edition)
My Life : an Attempt At an Autobiography (07 Edition)
by Leon Trotsky
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The only Bolshevik leader to write his memoirs, Leon Trotsky published this remarkable book in 1930, the first year of a perilous, decade-long exile that ended with his assassination in Mexico. Expelled from the Communist party and deported from the... (read more)

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Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage
Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage
by Hazel Rowley
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A Los Angeles Times Bestseller In this groundbreaking account of the marriage, critically acclaimed biographer Hazel Rowley describes the remarkable courage and lack of convention---private and public---that kept FDR and Eleanor together. She reveals a... (read more)

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Mayor for Life
Mayor for Life
by Marion Barry, Jr.
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Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world. Known nationally as the disgraced... (read more)

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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
by Barack Obama
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In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle... (read more)

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An Iranian Metamorphosis
An Iranian Metamorphosis
by Mana Neyestani
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Can a cartoon cause riots? It seems unbelievable but for Mana Neyestani it's true. One of his cartoons sparked riots, shuttered the newspaper Neyestani worked for, and landed the cartoonist and his editor in solitary confinement inside of Iran's... (read more)

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Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
by Timothy F. Geithner
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From the former Treasury Secretary, the definitive account of the unprecedented effort to save the U.S. economy from collapse in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression On January 26, 2009, during the depth of the... (read more)

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